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Apply the why: what can we learn about humans from a toaster?

In most areas of enquiry, whether in the humanities, the sciences, or any other discipline, the questions we ask determine the knowledge we gain about our chosen subject; the art of asking questions is therefore very important. As we only learn anything new in these areas if we decide to research and ask questions about … Continue reading

A tale of two ‘ologies (or: what might we learn about God from a toaster?)

I don’t believe that technology and theology are very often compared, but I want to make the rather unusual connection between these two ‘ologies of my title, and apply our understanding of the concept of technology to the world of theology. I want to argue that the ways in which we perceive our technological artefacts … Continue reading

Preachers of the machine messiah: the misguided assumptions and assertions of the cult of the ‘singularity’

According to Ray Kurzweil, we are approaching a new golden age of human existence, in which human potential will be unlocked, and possibilities for health, happiness and prosperity will become unlimited. But Kurzweil is not a priest, he is not a religious zealot or evangelist, at least not in the conventional sense. He is a … Continue reading